Monthly Archives: April 2009

Barbridge in the mist

From Barbridge Junction to Tom’s Moorings, a distance of 15 miles, 3 flg and 22 locks. After spending ages stuck in queues at locks and knowing that most of the boats that were going the same way as us would … Continue reading

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The long push south

From Dutton Wharf Bridge No 212 to Barbridge Junction, a distance of 93 miles, 3¾ flg and 8 locks. For various reasons, which this blog is not going in to, Kathy and I were still on the boat when we … Continue reading

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Out of Manchester

From Astley Bridge No 58 to Dutton Wharf Bridge No 212, a distance of 30 miles, 5¼ flg and 1 lock. Easter Saturday, and you think that you’d see some boats on the move wouldn’t you? Well we didn’t. We … Continue reading

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Rickrolled

From Crabtree Swing Bridge No 32 to Astley Bridge No 58, a distance of 21 miles, 7½ flg and 8 locks. It was another quiet morning when we set off, the start of the Easter weekend so probably a little … Continue reading

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Swing bridges and winding holes

From Crooke Bridge No 47 to Crabtree Swing Bridge No 32, a distance of 26 miles, 4¼ flg and 2 locks. If there are any sections of canal that Mintball could cruise without anyone at the helm then this would … Continue reading

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Old stomping grounds

From Worsley Footbridge No 51 to Crooke Bridge No 47, a distance of 15 miles, 6½ flg and 6 locks. It felt odd being in Worsley again. The last time I remember being moored here we were moored behind “Tinkerbelle”, … Continue reading

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Where it all began

From Acton Bridge No 209 to Worsley Footbridge No 51, a distance of 29 miles, 3 flg and 1 lock. An early start saw us heading north, hoping that we’d got the timings right to get through the tunnel. When … Continue reading

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Up and down the Lift

From Marbury Woods Footbridge to Acton Bridge No 209, a distance of 81 miles, 1½ flg and 2 locks. It’s odd how plans change. When we originally planned this trip we’d talked about doing the Anderton Lift but we’d bounced … Continue reading

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To The Woods!

From Nantwich Junction Bridge No 92 to Marbury Woods Footbridge, a distance of 22 miles, 2½ flg and 8 locks. Despite a good evening drinking in The Vine, where Nick and I had several pints of some very good pints … Continue reading

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Nantwich or Bust!

From Lords Bridge No 64 to Nantwich Junction Bridge No 92, a distance of 11 miles, 7½ flg and 22 locks. Kathy and I had come up the night before and had grabbed supper at The Talbot and had basically … Continue reading

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